Squaring the Circle was an installation in 3 parts or attempts. The installation name was borrowed from the famous mathematical problem that taunted scholars of antiquity to create a circle and square of identical size using only a compass and straight edge, a challenge that has, by now, become a metaphor for attempting the impossible.
Each part of the installation was an exploration of a different sculptural strategy to embody the essence of a square, a gesture seeking to uncover a healthy and productive balance within a duality structure. Between assertion and submission, order and chaos, literal and metaphorical, conceptual and intuitive.
created for Fiberlicious
curated by Scott Canty and Carol Shaw Sutton
October 2015 to January 2016